Without a flaw: Clio gives us a lesson on K-Beauty

Without a flaw: Clio gives us a lesson on K-Beauty

Seoul sister

Text: Mina Mayo-Smith

With its new face Kong Hyo Jin, and nifty product innovations, the Korean cosmetic brand makes getting gorgeous easy-peasy

Any women intent on looking pretty flawless can look to Kong Hyo Jin — Clio's new brand muse, as well as the star of the highly-anticipated K-drama, The Producers — for inspiration. If you like her fresh yet polished look, but are clueless as to how to achieve it, the brand's makeup is perfect, even for novices. Look past the sometimes confusing names, and what you'll find are innovative, quality products that work well for fairer Asian skin tones.

The new Virgin Kiss Tension Lip has the perfect texture that rests between creamy and matte. Just one-stroke is needed to give lips a lush, semi-matte finish thanks to the ultra-pigmented formula. The result are voluminous, luscious lips, and colour that promises to stay put even after kissing — hence the name! We especially love the coral shade Peachnista.

Take a look at the six colours below:

Clio is also bringing back a previous, limited-edition product, the Kill Cover Liquid Founwear Cushion. The new pack includes a 15ml cushion compact along with a 20ml refill bottle — simply top up the liquid foundation once the first batch runs out. The skin-hydrating ingredients including pearl, apple blossom, rooibos, and honey, and allow your skin to renew its moisture level while leaving you with a luminous and velvety complexion.

Kill Cover Liquid Founwear

Lastly, the brand is re-introducing its star brow product that is beloved by real women and makeup artists alike. The Clio Tinted Tattoo Kill Brow helps establish your inner Cara Delevingne in two easy steps. The two-in-one brow tool, has a brow tattoo pen on one end and a brow mascara on the other, and together they give you semi-permanent, fuller-looking brows.

Clio Tinted Tattoo Kill Brow

With a plant-based ingredient called D.H.A (Dihydroxyacetone), amino acids in your skin react with the tattoo pen's ingredients to create a temporary brown colouration on your skin — almost like getting a tan, without any side effects nor irritation. This acts as  base colour to darken the skin under your brows for a few days, while the mascara coats individual brow strands for a  brilliant, three-dimensional effect.

From $22.90-$59.90. At Watsons